Daphne Mashile Nkosi, Strive Masiyiwa, Helen Hai and Mohammed Dewji are among the top business leaders who were recognised at the African Business Awards held in Ethiopia.
China Communication Construction Company (CCCC) has awarded outstanding local employees in Ethiopia for their excellent performances in the past year.
Zhou Yongsheng, General Manager of CCCC Ethiopia, congratulated 60 excellent employees who had been recommended by different projects in different parts of Ethiopia, and particularly the 10 Top 10 Excellent employees out of all, because they are selected from the overall 7,000 Ethiopian employees.
Some of the excellent employees have been serving at the Company since the Company started business here in the country, while some are newly recruited in recent years along with the development of the Company in Ethiopia, said the General Manger at a awarding ceremony on Saturday in the Ethiopian capital.
He stated that the Company has carried out various mega projects in China and here in Ethiopia.
“The Company is proud to have such excellent employees like you. You have contributed all your efforts for your own projects for the overall development of the Company in Ethiopia,” noted Zhou.
Congratulating the awardee employees, Zhao Wei, Deputy Manager of CCCC East Africa, noted that his Company achieved a lot because it has many excellent employees.
The Company and its employees work together to achieve a success, he said.
Speaking on behalf of the selected excellent employees, Zeyede Tesfaye, Human Resource Manager at the Company, said it has carried out various projects including Ring Road in the capital Addis Ababa, bridges, houses, airport runway, railway and different roads projects.
He said the projects carried out by the Company have significantly contributed to the image building of the country.
“The projects undertaken by our company created job opportunities to many citizens who served their company and benefited to themselves and their families as well,” noted the Human Resource Manager.
While working with the Company, the local employees have been benefited from the Chinese experience and they have acquired new skills and knowledge, including among others in machine operating, and laboratory technique.
“Therefore, I could say that our Company is not only building our country on the construction sector, but also serving as one of the best technical school,” said Tesfaye.
Tsehaye Ayalneh and Abraham Gebremedhin are among the top 10 employees, who are working with the Weldiya-Mekelle Railway Project.
They told Xinhua that the award encourages them to do harder and further improve their performance at the Company.
Tsehaye said, “I am very happy to be selected one of the top excellent local employees; and in the future (to be) with full devotion and in very nice attitude.”
Tsehaye also stated that the Chinese and local employees have good working relations.
“I am very happy; today is one of my best days in which I am very pleased. We have been working with the Company long, and it did the awards; so, I am very happy and it encourages me work harder and even to achieve more,” said Abraham on his part.